If you’re new in town, or even if you’ve lived in Baltimore for your entire life, there is a chance you have never been to some of these clubs. With the changing economic climate, clubs are consistently opening and closing. What was hot last week is not always hot the next. Take a look at the most popular dance clubs in the Baltimore area.
2549 N. Howard St.
Baltimore, Md. 21218
The epitome of Baltimore nightlife, Ottobar has been getting accolades since its inception in 1997. Once housed in a smaller building on Davis Street, this favorite night spot quickly outgrew its snug location. Ottobar moved to its current digs late in 2001, providing a little more space to get down and boogie. At the new location, you can dance the night away, enjoy live music and take advantage of tons of drink specials in this popular club. Ottobar is equipped to host private parties for up to 100 people as well.
4 Market Place
Baltimore, Md. 21202
You can’t get any closer to the action than Power Plant Live!, which is where Mosaic Baltimore is situated, right by the world famous Inner Harbor. Hot music and great DJs keep the tunes pulsing and customers dancing in the hottest part of town. If you really want to make a statement, VIP treatment is available for those special occasions. Peruse drinks from the bottle menu and wow all of your friends. Mosaic Baltimore can accommodate up to 500 of your closest friends for a private party.
The Get Down
701 S. Bond St.
Baltimore, Md. 21231
With its industrial design and diverse music, all kinds of partygoers can find a home at The Get Down. The hipster motif of this club caters to those trying to fit into this trendy society. There are two levels where you can party with some of the best DJs around. Weekend reservations are recommended as The Get Down is quickly becoming one of Baltimore’s most popular clubs. Private party space is also available for those celebrating a special event. Check out The Get Down for great music, dancing and the perfect party atmosphere.
10 E. Cross St.
Baltimore, Md. 21230
The 8X10 has been around forever and somehow never loses its ability to attract hoards of people. By offering live music, dancing and great drink specials, party people never leave The 8X10 unsatisfied. Originally named The Eight By Ten, the club had a complete makeover in 2002 and was renamed The Funkbox, with a new sound system and springboard dance floor. Then in 2005, the new owners changed the name to its numerical form, The 8X10, and kept the original magic along with the Funkbox’s dance club atmosphere, creating a morph into a club that now stands alone amongst Baltimore’s club competitors.
7501 Old Telegraph Road
Hanover, Md. 21076
Cancun Cantina is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, so the real party starts on Wednesday. Enjoy fist-pumping music, party-loving crowds and fantastic drink specials. Cancun Cantina rocks the Hanover area with happy hour deals, live music, DJs and even free dance lessons. Take a lesson and show off your skills of the latest dance craze. Boogie the night away, hang out with friends or make new ones at this Cantina.
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